Ireland’s start-up investors assess the Irish ecosystem at NDRC Investor Day in December 2016.

At NDRC Investor Day 2016, around 20 companies pitched to a panel of investors at the event, in sectors ranging from HR to health and agriculture, all looking to secure next-stage investment.

Each of the companies has emerged from NDRC’s pre-seed investment programmes including LaunchPad, Catalyser and VentureLab. They also include start-ups emerging from NDRC’s pilot Female Founders programme run in conjunction with Enterprise Ireland and Bank of Ireland.

Judges included Ben Hurley of NDRC, Deirdre Terrins of Crescent Capital, Kathy Kelly of Atlantic Bridge and Stephen McIntyre of Frontline Ventures. The Investor Day was sponsored by Bank of Ireland.

Words by John Kennedy